We at Blessed Robert Sutton know that these are very challenging times and we are sure you have lot of questions about starting school in September. We will keep updating you with details about the transition process but in the mean time we have put together some key information and support.

The following sections outline some of the key areas of transition for our year 6 pupils. We keep adding information to this section so please check it regularly. Please click on each button to access key information.

We hope transition will run with more opportunities for parents and pupils to get to know the school unlike our current year 7 who had to complete their transition virtually. We know that the opportunity to visit the school, meet Form Tutors, have parental information evenings and ensure key information is shared, is part of the process that helps parents, pupils and staff feel prepared for September. We will be keep updating this transition page with key information until September 2021 to help parents and pupils feel more informed about Blessed Robert Sutton.

Main transition support – To support your child with transition we speak to all year 6 teachers, the SENCo and Safeguarding leads at primary schools to ensure the changeover of information is as effective as possible.

All pupils will be invited for transition days where they can have a look round, meet their form tutors and begin their experiences at Blessed Robert Sutton.

We will also ensure we provide as much information to both parents and pupils to ensure the change to Secondary school goes smoothly.

Enhanced Transition Support – We offer an enhanced transition support package for pupils who have special educational needs or any additional needs where support will be required.

Parental Support – We hold a Parental Support Evening so you can get to know the school better, receive key information and meet your child’s form tutor

School Reception

Sportshall

School Chapel

Computer Suite

Wellbeing Hub

Classroom A107

Classroom A111

Outdoor Seating Area

Canteen

DT Classroom B102

Food Classroom B105

Art Classroom B106

Classroom B109

Science Lab B201

Science Lab B205

Astroturf

Dear Parent/Carer,

Please find the Annual Consent Form for 2021-2022 below:

Annual Consent Form 2021 2022 Online

Annual Consent Form 2021/2022 Polish Online

Annual Consent Form 2021 2022 Printable

Annual Consent Form 2021/2022 Polish Printable

Please return your child’s Annual Consent Form via email to Mrs Talbot (office@robertsutton.staffs.sch.uk)

Transition – Getting to Know our Staff

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Transition

We are hoping that the transition section of the school website contains the information you need to help you and your child prepare for their move to Blessed Robert Sutton. We are acutely aware that this transition process is not what we are used to and, as such, we will endeavour to add key information, videos of support and transition activities to support your child’s move. We hope that over the next few weeks we will have more clarity and be in a better position to develop a transition plan to support your child.

Yes. We need to ensure the safety of all members of our community. We are hoping to run our normal transition sessions but these will need to be adapted once the Government have outlined their plans for the re-opening of schools.

Our transition lead, Laura Wilson, is contacting all primary school Headteachers to gather key information on all pupils. As well as this, she will be collating any information on children with additional needs and will begin putting together support plans as part of her role as SENCo.   If you would like to contact her regarding key information on your child’s needs, please email – year6transition@robertsutton.staffs.sch.uk

Yes. We always value opportunities to meet with our parents as we will be working in partnership with you to secure the best outcomes for your child. We intend to run a Parents Information Evening as soon as we can. This will be an opportunity for you to meet the key team who will be involved in supporting your child. We will confirm the date with you once we have more clarity on schools being reopened to students. In the meantime, please read our parental guide click here

Please contact our transition lead, Laura Wilson, to discuss your child’s additional needs – year6transition@robertsutton.staffs.sch.uk

We are working closely with primary schools to ensure we have as much information as possible to support your child and their academic progress.

We are a family and getting to know your child and their needs is really important to us. As a school, we have excellent standards of pastoral care and this is due to the time Form Tutors and teachers invest in getting to know our children. We hope that over the next few weeks there will be more information from the Government on what will happen to schools. Once we know more we will update all parents and children about the transition process. In the background, the transition lead is contacting Headteachers to get key information about the children that will be starting in September. Look out for our videos and staff information which will hopefully allow your child to get to know us.

Your child’s tutor will see your child every day from 08:25 – 08:55. They will be a key point of contact for you and your child. Form time is an opportunity to develop and support the spiritual, social and emotional development of your child. In addition, it is a key opportunity for staff to support children as they move through the school years.

It is normal for any child to be nervous about starting a new school. It is a massive change for the whole family. We have experience in supporting children who are worried about starting secondary school. We will offer the support they need to become a happy and successful part of our school community.  If you feel your child would benefit from an Enhanced Transition (should we be able to run this) please complete the Enhanced Transition questions, Click Here

We will circulate this information once we have a better understanding from the Government regarding what provisions we can put in place for the transition process.

We will be circulating further information over the next few weeks. Please check the transition page regularly.  If you have any further questions please contact via email the transition lead, Laura Wilson – Year6transition@robertsutton.staffs.sch.uk

We have launched transition activities to support pupils with their move to Blessed Robert Sutton, CLICK HERE to view these tasks. These tasks are optional and we encourage children to have a go and try their best. At Blessed Robert Sutton we want to promote reading and literacy, please CLICK HERE for a reading list that can support your child’s literacy at this time.

We have staff available at the end of the school day to ensure pupils get on the correct bus and to mitigate any issues – once pupils arrive at school there are staff to greet them. We receive regular updates from Midlands Classic on the conduct of our pupils on the buses and act swiftly if any issues arise.

Lots of students worry about homework. Staff will set homework that supports your learning and ensures you retain knowledge. We use Firefly as a way of setting and tracking homework, this is something parents have access to.

08:25 – 08:55 Form Time
08:55 – 09:55 Period 1
09:55 – 10:55 Period 2
10:55 – 11:10 Break
11:10 – 12:10 Period 3
12:10 – 13:10 Period 4
13:10 – 13:55 Lunch
13:55 – 14:55 Period 5
14:55 End of the school day

We know that you will be coming from a smaller school where you stay in one classroom for the majority of the school day. On your first day you will be given a map and a tour to support your understanding of the buildings. Please don’t worry about getting lost, there will be plenty of people around to help you.

During your first day at Blessed Robert Sutton this is something you will work through with your Form Tutor. It is a big change from primary school and does worry lots of pupils. Our biggest advice is to pack your bag the night before school, making sure you pack the right equipment for the next day – this might include books, PE kit or your cooking ingredients.

Yes. We need to ensure the safety of all members of our community. We are hoping to run our normal transition sessions but these will need to be adapted once the Government have outlined their plans for the re-opening of schools.

At Blessed Robert Sutton there is zero tolerance for bullying. If you have any concerns regarding bullying once you start at BRS then you can speak to a member of staff you feel comfortable with – this might be your Form Tutor, Head of Year or a member from the learning support staff. From September, we will also have a Wellbeing Hub where you can talk about your concerns, this might be friends, worries, emotions etc.

  • Pencil Case
  • 2 Black Pens
  • Purple Pen
  • Ruler
  • Pencils
  • Rubber
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Highlighters
  • Glue Stick
  • Reading Book
  • Scientific Calculator

We have hand washing facilities and will be encouraging pupils to regularly wash their hands. Classrooms will also have hand sanitiser for use.

Catholic Life is built into all aspects of school life at Blessed Robert Sutton. We have daily Acts of Worship, prayers to start and end the day, whole school Masses and year group worship. As well as this, we have a brilliant Chaplain called Will and a Chaplaincy Team that support Catholic life. We encourage pupils to be involved in Catholic Life whether this be through involvement in Masses, as a member of the Chaplaincy Team, by leading daily Form worship or reading Period 5 prayers.

The Sutton Way is our school expectations for our pupils. These are based on the three elements of our school ethos:

  • Academic Excellence
  • Spiritual Development
  • Social Awareness through Christ

For pupils with medication or serious illnesses we complete Health Care Plans to ensure school has all relevant information to support your child. Please contact via email the transition lead, Laura Wilson – Year6transition@robertsutton.staffs.sch.uk who will ensure the First Aid lead gets your information to begin the Health Care Plan development.

Children are allowed to have their phones in their bags, as long as they are turned off. Mobile phones and mobile technology should not be seen or heard between 08:00 and 17:00. However, we do understand that carrying a mobile phone ensures pupils can be safeguarded on their way to and from school.

It is beneficial for children to have access to some form of computer, laptop or tablet to allow them to complete school work at home as well as on the internet. If you have any concerns regarding this, please contact via email the transition lead, Laura Wilson – Year6transition@robertsutton.staffs.sch.uk

We hope that if we get to complete our transition days this will be something we can talk about to pupils and parents but, if not, we will make sure your first day of activities will be shared with you to ensure you are fully prepared for that day.

Reading List for Tranition

Book Lists for Transition